What is the Economic Impact of NewBridge Bank Park on Greensboro Community?

What is the Economic Impact of NewBridge Bank Park on Greensboro Community?

7:30am May 09, 2014
NewBridge Bank Park opened in 2005. Each year it draws more than 350,000 people, with about 5,500 fans per game. The ballpark is home to the Greensboro Grasshoppers.
by: (Charles Smith) smith_cl9 via flickr

NewBridge Bank Park, home of the Single-A Greensboro Grasshoppers, is now in its 10th season. Year after year, the ballpark ranks among the top teams in its league for attendance even if the Grasshoppers are losing. Yet while the ballpark has been an economic success for the team owners, it’s harder to tell if it has had a similar impact on downtown Greensboro.

In this week’s cover story in the Triad Business Journal, reporter Owen Covington looks at NewBridge Bank Park through the lens of economic development.

Owen Covington, a reporter with the Triad Business Journal, covers health care, insurance, law/bankruptcy court, media/advertising, local government and sports business. To read Owen’s story and more breaking business news from the region, go to the Triad Business Journal online at triad.bizjournals.com.

Justin Catanoso is director of the Journalism program at Wake Forest University and a regular contributor to 88.5 WFDD.

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